Here’s how the weekend looked – kind of.

There was more wind and rain involved in the real thing. 🙂

Can you see that I’ve been spending some time trying to improve my Photoshop/Photoediting/Wordpress/Blogging/NerdSmartPersonness?

Things I’ve been looking at:

Elizabeth Gilbert on creativity.

Purple Kale Kitchenworks – 2 minutes to dinner, and a technique called mise en place (“everything in its place”) which really involves prepping everything you bring from the grocery store to your home, a lot like a kitchen would for a new week of serving patrons.  It makes cooking easier – and also allows for a good amount of creativity in your day to day eating.

Hari Hachi Bichu – the Okinawan diet – lots of pork fat, sea vegetables, and fermented everything. In general, lately I’ve started to be pretty aggressive about trying to include more fermented foods in my diet – and I’d also like to make MAKING them… you can only take so much fermented cabbage!

Puppies.  Ooooooh puppies.

Eskimos/Inuit – I actually aspire to be part Eskimo, I think.  I had even contemplated calling this blog Eskimeats, EskimoEats, or ErinlikesEskimos… but apparently “Eskimo” is a derogatory term now.

There are so many books that I really want and should just get, or at least keep track of wanting.  This is one of them.

Meals that are good but did not make me feel good for the last few days.

Turkey sausage and eggs over greens. Plus my favorite ketchup. Plus iced mountain tea.

That's steak under there. Cabbage with turkey sausage. Sweet potatoes.

Ah, dandelion greens. Pret-ty bitter but I love them.

Eggs, Broiled Salmon from a few days ago, Chives

Broiled Salmon and Dandelion Greens again.